Leah K Woods
Untitled #3: Dress Form in Mahogany
2011
Mahogany, Red Oak Veneer
51 x 28 x 28 inches
Advancements in fabric technology allowed elastic to be used as the material to create corsets in the early 20th century. This new material allowed for a change in sewing patters creating bands of material to sweep around the body. This softer material however was no less rigid in the shape it forced the body to take.
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